On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 04:52:05PM +0200, Kamil Paral wrote:
I don't really understand this, and I haven't read the
meeting log, so I
apologize if my questions are dumb.
I was in the meeting, and I was confused - so your questions aren't
Why would we dictate that Editions/Spins can't use different
different architectures? It might make perfect sense to use browser X on
x86_64 because it's very good, but use browser Y on i386 because of memory
limitations of i386 arch (browser Y needing much less memory than browser
X). Similarly, if shell A no longer supports i386, why would be ban it from
being preinstalled on x86_64? i386 would have shell B instead. Those are
random examples, but it seems to me that they can be completely valid. If
there's such requirement that Editions/Spins can't install different
software on different arches, I think that should be established by FESCo,
I concur with Kamil on this one, I think there's valid reasons a package
set might be different based on the arch. If this is indeed the
direction we want to go, I think FESCo needs to make that call.
For this particular Firefox example, what is the core problem that
trying to fix here? Is it the fact that Firefox excluded many arches from
builds? From my QA POV, since it excluded arm, it's a blocker, since arm is
primary. If it hadn't excluded arm, it would not be a blocker, and
alternate arches would need to find a way (fix the bug or use a different
browser). If you still think this should not happen, you could ask FESCo to
present some rules saying when Fedora packagers can exclude other arches
from the build and when they can't. We could then enforce that (instead of
prohibiting different package sets).
As I think I said in the meeting, I thought the bug as filed was the
blocker and didn't see the need for the shadow bug created to track
blockeriness. It was a secondary affect, sure; but we deal with that all
the time. I concur that it might be a good idea to keep a list (FESCo
generated probably?) of "key" packages that need to be available on all
arches, or what arches they're allowed to not use.